College costs/prices

The Future of Higher Ed

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U.S. education secretary forms panel to craft "national strategy" for America's college system.

Potential (and Limits) of Outsourcing

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Colleges' use of outside vendors is restricted by concerns about damage to institutional culture, study finds.

What Should the U.S. Commission Do?

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Academe's rank and file join policy experts in offering advice to the new national panel on higher ed's future. Please weigh in...

Price Increases Sharpest at Public Colleges

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Study also finds slight increases in share of degrees going to women and minority students.

Price Sensitive

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Community college enrollments are affected by relative price increases at 2- and 4-year institutions, but not for all programs, study finds.  

'Aiding Students, Buying Students'

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In 1643, Harvard University received a gift of 100 pounds to support the education of a student who was "pious" but poor. And so American student aid was born well before the United States.

Expense Account Hall of Shame

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Sure the ousted leader of American U. had a personal chef, but did he have $7,000 sheets? A special list of ex-presidents.

Aid Is Up, Tuition Up More

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Students are getting more financial aid this year, and they'e going to need it.

High Schools and High College Costs

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Students' need for remediation is a major driver of institutions' (and families') costs, and a target for policy makers.

The 'Crisis' in Higher Ed Financing

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Anyone in search of a metaphor for the difficult financial and political situation facing American higher education had a slew to choose from at a conference on the business of higher education on Thursday. College officials are standing on a tightrope, said Stanley O. Ikenberry, trying to balance concurrent pressures to increase student access, control tuition and costs, and deal with declining financial support from governments and other traditional sources.

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